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Is Australia shooting itself in the foot with reef port expansions?

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 19 March, 2014

  With the approval of dredging as part of the Abbot Point port expansion, Australia has given the green light to an increase in coal exports. While opposition to the plan has focused primarily on the effects of dumping dredge spoil near the...

The European Parliament backs our vision for an Arctic Sanctuary

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 13 March, 2014

Tonight I’ll sleep well, knowing that there is finally something happening within the international community about protecting the Arctic. It’s not going to change things overnight, but it’s very positive, and something that our movement of over...

Religious Leaders Join Coal Mine Protest

Feature Story | 13 March, 2014 at 9:47

Maules Creek, Wednesday 12 March 2014: Clergy standing with protesters today at Whitehaven Coal’s controversial open-cut coal mine at Maules Creek, near Boggabri in North-West NSW.

Four Australians that you’ve never heard of are in danger

Blog entry by Danny Adams | 12 March, 2014

Some animals are more photogenic than others. We see cute cats all over the internet, but very little of the endangered Hirudo medicinalis, better known as a medical leech. At Greenpeace we care about all the creatures in our environment – big or...

Abbot Point approvals under the spotlight: FOI documents reveal flawed process

Feature Story | 11 March, 2014 at 13:34

Recently, we revealed that the Federal Government ignored advice by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority to not dredge and dump on the Reef. Our Research and Investigations team look into how this dreadful mess happened.

Mars and P&G: one just took deforestation seriously, and the other didn’t

Feature Story | 11 March, 2014 at 10:41

Here’s how two different corporations respond to a consumers’ very real and very serious concerns… One makes a clear promise with ambitious time lines; the other continues as if it’s business as usual.

6 reasons why The Star’s latest promotion is a face-palm to the oceans

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 6 March, 2014

Who’s up for some barbecued endangered species? This March down at The Star, until recently known as Star City Casino, it’s tuna month. Is this a new campaign from the high-rollers about conserving endangered species perhaps? Think again – at The...

Photographs from the orangutan cemetery

Feature Story | 6 March, 2014 at 11:46

WARNING: This story contains distressing images.

Is this our canary in the coal mine?

Blog entry by Alison Orme | 5 March, 2014

Q: What’s white bottomed and sweet as a button and will not take well to an Indian coal giant clearing its home as part of exploration works for Australia’s biggest black coal mine? © Ian Montgomery birdway.com.au A: The Black –Throated Finch...

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